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Tobacco Expo to be held at Appalachian Fairgrounds

Posted on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 12:33 pm

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The University of Tennessee Extension Eastern Regional Tobacco Enterprise Team announced the 2013 Tobacco Expo will be held at the Appalachian Fairgrounds in Gray on Friday, Feb. 1.

 The Expo is a trade show with seminars related to burley tobacco production and marketing. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and activities conclude at 1 p.m.

 There will also be an additional GAP training provided by Dr. Paul Denton from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. for those interested in participating.

 The seminar topics and speakers for this year include Variety Selection and Development by Dr. Bob Miller, University of Tennessee/University of Kentucky; Productions Issues: Diseases (Target Spot), Insects, and Other Issues by Dr. Paul Denton, University of Tennessee/University of Kentucky; and Market Outlook and Update by Dr. Will Snell, University of Kentucky.

 The Expo is open to anyone in Eastern Tennessee, Southwest Virginia and Western North Carolina with an interest in burley tobacco production. Lunch will be provided at the Expo.

 For more information on the Expo contact a local Extension office or the Greene County Extension office at 423-798-1710. The program and others similar of the University of Tennessee Extension are open to all interested persons.